The Review

Johnnycake transitions to online auditions, creates new Student Playwriting Festival

Last year's musical,

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor

October 1, 2020

With the virtual start to the school year, Upper School theater directors met with Johnnycake officers over the summer to adapt and revamp their production plans. 

How “Good Will Hunting” reveals reality of privilege, education

How “Good Will Hunting” reveals reality of privilege, education

Russell Li, Assignments Editor

September 30, 2020

Junior Russell Li connects themes and characters found in Gus Van Sant’s 1997 multi-Oscar-winner “Good Will Hunting” to issues in reality such as privilege, education and the workforce.

Field Hockey adapts practices for social distancing

The field hockey team participates in a drill on Finnegan Field.

Edward Chen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Throughout the reopening process, field hockey has held regular optional practices despite having no scheduled games.  Because tryouts were initially postponed, practices are open to anybody who intends to play field hockey during the fall season. Interested players meet five times a week for an hour...

New Head of Middle School brings diverse experience, adapts to new learning environment

After moving from one COVID-19 hotspot to another to begin her new job in July, new Head of Middle School Chia-Chee Chiu is reimagining what a school leader looks like amidst the challenges of remote learning.

Olivia Doan, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Chia-Chee Chiu, the new Head of Middle School, is looking forward to meeting MS students and their families.

Volleyball teams adjust to COVID-19 guidelines

The boys' volleyball team stretches underneath “Big Red,” the outdoor basketball court.

Leo Morales and Cameron Ederle

September 24, 2020

In Phase II of the athletics reopening plan, administrators allowed the volleyball teams to practice in the gym at limited capacity. In addition to wearing masks and practicing social distancing, players must sanitize their hands during breaks and cannot use water fountains or locker rooms. Before and aft...

SJS implements in-person learning with low-density reopening plan

To accommodate potentially sick students, Stasney Hall has been converted into an infirmary according to Headmaster Mark Desjardins's campus update on July 30.

Ella West and Russell Li

September 11, 2020

From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, Upper School students will take classes on campus following the School's Low Density Campus Plan.

Families foster cats and dogs during COVID-19 pandemic

Junior Scott Koh and his sister, Sara ('19), are fostering puppies during the pandemic.

Mia Baumann and Sara Doyle

May 13, 2020

St. John's students foster cats and puppies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study abroad programs cancelled due to COVID-19

The summer immersion language programs School Year Abroad and CIEE cancelled their summer sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gabrielle Solymosy, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Three sophomores planned to study abroad for five-week summer programs. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, their summer plans have been cancelled.

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